NTIS – New Technologies for the Information Society is a modern research centre of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. The mission of the NTIS Centre is research, development and innovation in the priority areas of the information society and materials research. The centre’s activities are focused on development of cybernetic and mechanical systems, and information and bio-engineering technologies. Its activities also involve research and development of new thin-film materials and plasma sources, processing of geo-spatial data and development of mathematical structures designed to support mathematical models of explored systems and processes. The NTIS Centre also supports competitiveness of the national and regional industry through technology transfer and cooperation with the application sphere.